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Weekend Pass Prices:
EARLY BIRD: Adults (18+) - $119 (T-shirt included for all NEMBA members with early bird purchase)
Youth (8-17) - $35
Kids (Under 8) - Free
EARLY BIRD ENDS June 20: Adults (18+) - $139
Youth (8-17) - $45
Kids (Under 8) - Free
Day passes go on sale in July
What's included with tickets?
Access to the festival expo/vendor area with daytime entertainment, demo bikes, group rides, skills clinics.
Access to evening after parties.
Camping, Food & Beverage, Merchandise, etc are extra.
NEMBAfest 2023 will be held at Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley, Maine.
The main expo area (vendors, demos, beer, food, etc) at Sugarloaf Mountain.
Camping will also be at the base. Ample condo/housing is also available nearby.
What's New for 2023?
We heard your suggestions and here are some of the changes coming to NEMBAfest 2023!
• The Expo and camping areas will be together
• More food trucks!
• Fill-up water stations
• More shuttles
• Shower trailer at campground
• Designated tent campground (after drop off no cars will be permitted on tent lot)
• Larger camping spots so you can spread out from your neighbor.
NEMBAfest 2023 will have a capacity of 1500 Adult Registrations. Our goal is to provide a quality, inclusive, event to celebrate summer and all things MTB.
Ample parking at Sugarloaf Base Lodge area. You can ride from the camping / nearby lodging to the Outdoor Center in about 10 minutes on singletrack. There will also be shuttles provided from Sugarloaf to the Outdoor Center, as well as to the Airport Trailhead (bottom of Narrow Gauge Rail Trail).
Free shuttles will be provided between the base area, outdoor center, and airport trailheads. Schedule will be posted at a later date.
Camping will be available in the Sugarloaf parking lots. Check out the camping page for more information.
Sorry, as much as we love dogs, they are not allowed at the NEMBAfest expo or camping areas.
Class-1 eMTBs will be permitted at NEMBAfest 2023. Riders are expected to follow the same rules and policies as any other participant, with the addition of any eMTB specific access restrictions.
The Town of Carrabassett Valley has permitted Class-1 eMTBs on the trails south of Route 27. This is the side with the Outdoor Center as well as access to Sugarloaf trails and camping area. eMTB riders are requested to follow and respect this access permission and not to cross Route 27. Given landowner and easement restrictions, there will be no eMTB access on the Narrow Gauge rail trail, as well as the trails leading to the Stratton Brook Hut. Please Ride With Gratitude and follow all posted signs. When in doubt, ask a NEMBAfest volunteer for more information.
Live music at the Sugarloaf Beach area on Friday and Saturday from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Refunds / transfers
We can do refunds up to two weeks before the event. Non-transferrable. Last day to receive a full refund will be July 24, 2023.
COVID - cancelation, refund?
Yes, we’ll refund in the event that Covid prevents NEMBAfest from occurring.
Interested in volunteering? Volunteers are asked to sign up for 3hr shifts. Full list of jobs and registration information on the volunteer page. Jobs might include, main check-in, camping check-in, parking attendants, ride guides, skills coaches, medic/WFR and more..
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